Alessandro Amato


Alessandro Amato, Degree in Geology, PhD in Geophysics. In 1988 at the US Geological Survey in Menlo Park (CA), then Researcher at ING and INGV, where is now Research Director. Head of the INGV National Earthquake Center (2001-2007; 2012-2013); member of the High Risks Commission (2001-2004); member of the Scientific Council of the National Group of Volcanology (1998-2001). He participated to several national and international research projects, acting as PI for some of them. He studied the main Italian earthquakes, the Earth’s internal structure, in particular of fault zones and volcanoes, authoring dozens of scientific papers. In the last few years he is being involved in Science communication, in particular on social media; he wrote several educational articles on journals and blogs. With other colleagues he founded and manages the INGVterremoti social media platform.